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for romney to try to shake up the race. if you look at the polling in pretty much every swing state right now, there are a couple of exceptions, missouri being one of them. almost every swing state thement opened up a significant lead outside the margin of error in most cases. if tea lex were to be held today, it would be a shock if mitt romney were to win. he has to find a way to shake up that narrative. >> one of the things we've seen in the polls is older voters moving more in the direction towards president obama, and one of the key issues in this campaign has been medicare which has really been brought to light since mitt romney brought on paul ryan as his running mate. do you think retrospectively that could actually cost him? >> i think this is more about mitt romney than it is about paul ryan. it's always more about the principal than it is about the vice presidential candidate. that being said, when you talk to trks over the last few years, ever since paul ryan unveiled his medicare plan several years ago, what they've said is we hope we can play even on medicare and this is in congr
of the race, the romney campaign believes or fears it could slip away. >> does it create ridesing expectations? >> of course it does. on the other side the president has been systematically lowering expectations. david acle rod started to talk to me in august, you know, the president is out of practice. so long since he's been on a podium like this. they are trying to say if romney scores it doesn't matter. in fact it will matter. >> let's talk about the challenges for each of the candidates. first the republican, mitt romney. he has high negative. how does that affect whether how hard he can go against president obama in terms of drawing some was distinctions that many conservatives say he needs to do. >> zingers and one liners in presidential debates resonate because they fit within a larger narrative. the two campaigns understand this about the narrative. the obama campaign has been better framing it around mitt romney than mitt romney around the president. so the obama campaign believes even if there are devastating or memorable zingers, if they don't fit within the narrative, it won't las
romney trailing by four points. analysts say romney needs to change the trajectory of the race. but his running mate, paul ryan insists, he's not concerned, even while acknowledging campaign mistakes. >> we've had some miss steps, but at the end of the day, the choice is really clear and we're giving people a clear choice. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> reporter: for days, both sides have been tamping down debate expectations. >> we expected all along that governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any candidate in history. and he's shown himself to be a very, very good debater through the years. >> sometimes we expect a major break through. you know, the comment that doesn't happen very often. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie predicted romney would do extremely well and turn the race upside down. >> thursday morning, the entire narrative of this race is going to change. >> reporter: and if the president is trying to avoid the campaign over the next several days, natalie, it will be tough to do. if he turns on the local new
, or is that closer race than some would have us believe? >> i think romney is running a little bit behind but if he does well on wednesday night he's going to close the gap. look, romney has to look ahead. people know how they feel now. he can't say the president did this, that or the other thing. he has to say this is what i can do for you and make your life better. if he can do that, all right, and put the president on the defensive a few times, he'll gain. >> last thing on this, what do you think of the expectations game going on where each candidate is trying to outdo each other by complimenting each other's debating prowess? is this absurd or does it matter? >> like a football game, those people, play it down, tamp it down. it's all a game. you know that. >> let's talk about the book, "killing kennedy," a natural follow to "killing lincoln," and how did you feel about president kennedy and did that change over the course of the book? >> i was at chaminade high school over in long island and people don't know who john kennedy was. that's number one. after reading "killing kennedy," you'll know
romney would do extraordinarily well and turn the race upside down. >> thursday morning, this race will change. >> reporter: if the president is trying to avoid the campaign next several days, it is tough to do. if he turns on the local news at lakeside resort in henderson, nevada, he will see none other than his opponent's wife, ann romney, hosting a rally there tonight. >> peter alexander in boston, thank you. >>> a deadly shooting at a vfw post in central florida left two people dead and another person injured. police say that shooting broke out as riders from a charity motorcycle event were eating breakfast. the incident is under investigation. >>> let's head to wall street, mandy drury is at the stock exchange. >> we closed on a surprisingly good quarter for the stock market. there's caution now we might be ready for pull back in the market, especially if there's renewed weakness on the economic front not just here but globally. as for gasoline, it is a new week, seeing the national average at $3.78 a gallon, two cents lower than a week ago, four cents lower than a month ago.
. president obama and republican rival mitt romney have honed their skills with more mock debates than any other candidates in recent years. romney campaigns in denver today while the president makes appearances in las vegas. meantime, the most closely watched senate race in the nation is heating up in massachusetts. republican scott brown and democratic rival elizabeth warren faced off in their first debate last night. >>> the faa is investigating why passenger seats came loose on three different american airlines flights. the latest incident happened monday aboard a new york to miami flight. on saturday a similar problem forced a boston to miami flight to make an emergency landing and american says that same plane was involved in a loose seat incident last week which they thought had been fixed. fortunately no one on the flights was hurt. both of the boeing 757s involved had recently gone through maintenance that involved moving the seats. american says there could be a problem with the way the seats fit into the tracks on the floor. >>> a u.s. special forces soldier has died this mornin
say? do you think romney is truly behind or is this a closer race than some would have us believe? >> i think romney's running a little behind but if he does well on wednesday night he's going to close the gap because people -- look. romney has to look ahead. people know how they feel now. he can't say well the president did this or the other thing. this is what i can do for you and make your life better. if he can do that, all right, and then he can put the president on the defensive a few times, he'll gain. >> last thing on this. what do you think of the expectations games going on where each candidate is trying to outdo each other complimenting the other's debasing prowess? >> it's like a football game. you know those people, you know. it's play it down, tamp it down. it's all a game. >> let's talk about the book, "killing knennedy." how do you feel about president kennedy and did that change? >> you know, kennedy died i was 13 and i opened the book where i was, i was at high school out on long island and came over the loud speaker and everybody alive then knows where they were
able to out spend him on the air waves. >> maybe you should ask the romney campaign on that. every point you made explains why the race is opening up. these debates can and do make a difference. if there's a defining moment and it won't be an issue, if there's a defining moment in the debate it can still shift. but mitt romney has 90 seconds in the opening of that first debate to make a difference. if you call me after that first opening i'll tell you who will win the presidency. >> frank luntz, thank you. this morning presidential candidates are protesting the nfl's replacement referees. monday's night game is still a hot topic. jeff glor is here. >> reporter: the great refer yes replacement went from manageable in week one, messy in week two and out of control in week three. it doesn't guarantee it will end right away. >> the game's final play. >> reporter: if you thought you heard lot from football fans about monday's mess of a call, imagine being the coach at the losing end. >> i received more text messages than emails than i did after the super bowl. >> reporter: the impact of
. that's a big hurdle right now for mitt romney. >> and what do you have coming up on "meet the press" this morning, david? >> the state of the race, governor chris christie, white house adviser david plouffe. >> david gregory, thank you very much. and, jenna, before i throw it to you, let me let you know once again we have a good crowd of soldiers here who have joined us at our location at joint headquarters here in kabul. it's okay to wave. and we're going to be talking to them and let them say hi to the folks at home later in the broadcast. for now, we'll send it back to you. >> lester, thanks. i love the fact they took the time to make signs. they make signs wherever the "today" show goes. that's wonderful to see. lester, thank you. >>> now let's head over to the news desk and craig melvin. good morning to you. >> jenna, good morning. good morning, everyone. we start with some drama in southern california where work on tearing down and rebuilding the mulholland bridge overpass had to stop temporarily saturday when an old pillar from the bridge fell onto a new section. this is all
to drop out of the race. >> for the about 100th time or so, i am in this race. >> reporter: gop leaders, including mitt romney, have called on akin to step aside and have pulled key funding. as recently as sunday, the chairman of the republican party predicted a democratic win if akin stays in the race. >> we're not going to play in missouri with todd akin. i can tell you that. >> reporter: but none of that is having any effect on todd akin. in fact, today he begins a tour. he's calling it the "common sense bus tour" all across missouri. >> chip, thank you. >>> a southern california wildfire has turned deadly this morning. firefighters are struggling with strong winds east of san diego. as ben tracy reports, a man who ignored evacuation orders was found dead on monday. >> reporter: the wildfire tore through acres in campo, destroying 20 homes and possibly take one life. >> we don't know the cause at this point of death, but although his body was found in his structure. >> reporter: people who live in the area say that would likely be the 82-year-old man who lived in this house. >> told
coming up. >> they fully recognize all the pitfalls of getting cocky and thinking the race is over. president has detail and mitt romney doesn't, wants to make this a choice, not a referendum on his time in office and he understands incumbents are most likely to stumble going into the debates so this is a relentless campaign on the president's side and they recognize all the pitfalls. >> let's talk about romney's soft sell. the president south with an ad. romney has an ad out where he looks straight at the cameras, kind of that gauzy, i'm talking to you, i care about everybody. tom, how much damage does he have to repair from the 47% remark? >> what's striking to me the number of conservative commentators lining up against him. charles krauthammer in the "washington post" is talking about he needs to goback big. he needs to be more defined in his policies, especially about the middle east. romney turned out to give the president air cover. there are serious questions about what happened in libya in the absence of security, and what is our middle east policy, but romney's missteps r
, charlie, norah. >> the race for the white house shifts to virginia. president obama and governor mitt romney will be there. recent polls in virginia shows the president with a slight edge but in two of the battleground states ohio and florida the latest cbs news poll shows romney falling behind. as jan crawford reports some republicans are calling for their candidate to pick up the pace. jan? >> reporter: good morning. that's right. conservatives are really starting to get anxious when they look at some of those polls that i didn't pick up any of that. i did an interview with romney. he was measured. even skipped several chances to land some blows. he said look i'm going to stay on course, keep the message. he had some harsh words for the president but said i'm not going play that game. >> this is a campaign not about character assassination, even though i think that's what's come from the obama camp by and large. >> character assassination. has the obama. campaign engaged in character assassination. >> sure. they completely misrepresent my point of view as well as the reason why i'm
you. the race for the white house, governor mitt romney travels to pennsylvania and massachusetts today. president obama in washington and both candidates are focus owning fund-raising less than a week before the first debate. political director john dickerson is here, and, john, clear out from this first debate, a chance for tens of millions of americans to watch these two guys side by side, what's your sense of the calculation of the race right now? >> the race right now, the momentum is with the president, he's doing well in the national polls and also in these battleground states. the most interesting battleground state is ohio, where it looks like there have been a consistent number of polls that shows the president pulling away ahead of mitt romney outside of the margin of error. things going well for the president. expectations couldn't be higher for mitt romney in debates. >> three new polls show obama with the lead in battleground states. >> in new hampshire and north carolina, and in nevada. what's interesting about nevada is that the president is going to be there for t
in the presidential race has both candidates campaigning there. president obama is speak to college student at bowling green, ohio and later at kent state university. mitt romney has three stops in ohio, including a roundtable discussion on manufacturing. early voting starts there next week. >>> iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is addressing the u.n. general assembly today. his speech comes at a time when iran's nuclear program is under intense international scrutiny. it also comes on yom kippur, the holiest day on the jewish calendar. ahmadinejad denies israel's existence. in remarks before his appearance, ahmadinejad said that a new world order needs to emerge away from what he called american bullying. >>> the nfl is upholding that controversial call by replacement referees that gave the seattle seahawks a victory monday night against green bay, but the league acknowledged tuesday that refs should have called an offensive pass interference penalty on seattle's final play, a move that would have given green bay the win. >>> now for a look at what is trending today, our quick roundup of what has
by at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. ohio's vital role in the presidential race has both candidates campaign manager the buckeye state today. president obama is speaking to college students in bowling green, ohio, and later at kent state university. mitt romney has three stops in ohio including a round table discussion on manufacturing. early voting starts there next week. iranian president ahmadinejad is addressing the u.n. general assembly today. his speech comes at a time when iran's nuclear program is under intense international scrutiny. it also comes on yom kippur. he denies israel's existence. he remarked this a new world order needs to emerge away from what he called american bullying. legendary singer andy williams died tuesday night after a year luongo battle with bladder caneser. williams died at his home in branson, missouri, where he owned the moon river theater. "moon river" was his signature song. he hosted a show from 1962 to 1971. andy williams was 84. now a quick round up what has you talking online. lady gaga is turning her recent weight gain into a teaching momen
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